Sonics hand Lightning first loss of season

MOUNTAIN – Facing the Lynwood Lightning the North Dundas Sonics were able to hand one of the Ottawa Carleton Soccer League’s Men’s Rec 3 (MR3) top defensive sides its first loss of the season.

The Lightning, prior to last Wednesday’s (July 19) 3-2 loss to the Sonics at Mountain Memorial Park, had not lost a game and had only allowed one goal in eight games. Following their first setback of the season the Lightning’s second place record stood at 7-1-1 (22 pts.). While their victory upped North Dundas’ third-place mark to 6-1-1 (19 pts.). The White Eagles (8-1-0) top the 10-team circuit with 24 points.

The next day (Thurs., July 20) North Dundas’ Women’s Rec 3 (WR3) United hammered the Ottawa Fusion 10-1 and gained a share of second place in their eight-team division.

North Dundas MR3 Sonics’ striker Dave Mathers (right) and his teammates battled the visiting Lynwood Lightning at Mountain Memorial Park last Wednesday (July 19) and dealt the opposition its first loss of the Ottawa Carleton Soccer League season, a 3-2 decision. Jason Catellier cracked two goals, including the winner, for the Sonics. Press Photo – Van Bridger

Two for Cat

Jason “Cat” Catellier cracked two of the Sonics’ three goals, including the game winner, commented during the match that his team considered the game a big one, because they are looking to finish in the top three. With his two goals Catellier has now netted three. Julian Pietersma hooked a long shot from a difficult angle into the Lynwood net to account for the Sonics other marker. It was his first goal of the season.

The Sonics are on the road for the next two matches visiting the Gloucester Celtic this evening (Wed., July 26) and the Falcons Boro (Wed., Aug. 2). Next match in Mountain is set for Wed., Aug. 9 when the Gloucester Hornets will provide the opposition.

WR3 United rebound

One week after they had suffered a 12-4 thumping from the high-flying Falcons the North Dundas Women’s Rec 3 (WR3) United administered a 10-1 drubbing on the Ottawa Fusion.

The victory inflated the United’s record to 6-2-1 and moved them into a tie for second place with the Cumberland Cobras (6-2-1) at 19 points. The Falcons (8-1-0) own top spot with 24 points.

Tasha Huisman, Janessa Byers and Kaitlyn Thurler each cracked a pair of goals for the winners. Rose Murton, Allison VanLoon, Taryn Hoogeveen and Mikayla Guy chipped in the singles. Huisman with 10 is in a three-way tie for first place in the WR3 scoring race. Byers and Thurler each have seven markers, which puts them in a four-way tie for fourth place.

Tomorrow (Thurs., July 27) OISC Untamed (0-9-0) is scheduled to take on North Dundas in Chesterville.

OT5 winless

The North Dundas Old Timers 5 (OT5) fell 3-nil to the NCISL Glens last week (Fri., July 21) and will face the host Saigon United Truong this week (Fri., July 28) looking for win number one.